Senior officials at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), including the Executive Director, Mr Andrew Kitaka, have gone into self-isolation for two weeks after four staff at City Hall tested positive of COVID-19 last week.
The group also includes KCCA Deputy ED Samuel Sserunkuuma, the health director, Dr. Sam Okello, as well as other support staff.
KCCA spokesperson Peter Kaujju said Minister for Kampala Affairs Betty Amongi ordered the closure of most offices, including one for Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and four members of his executive as well as the directors. Kaujju said that the directors were asked to stay away from city hall because they were contacts with some staff who were found positive last week.
Kaujju said Amongi also ordered all staff regarded as contacts to the previously known cases to go into self-quarantine.
Government on Monday launched mass testing of KCCA staff.
The development came as the Ministry of Health yesterday reported 30 new Covid-19 cases with four more frontline health workers and three security personnel testing positive for the virus.
The total number of frontline health workers who have so far tested positive currently stands at 22.